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China Beats The USA In Artificial Intelligence And International Awards - AI Summary


Artificial Intelligence technology has penetrated all areas of each country's corporate and national security sectors and is used to plan, design and implement specific actions for complex affairs. Chaillan believes that Kendall's connection demonstrates that the Secretary is determined to make changes to support the US government to excel once again in the competition for Artificial Intelligence. Jim Waldo, an IT scientist and Chief Technology Officer at Harvard University, said he was not as pessimistic as Chaillan about the US chances in the Artificial Intelligence battle against the People's Republic of China. Some media reports also pointed out that, in fact, Chaillan's original statement was that if the United States did not increase investment and make plans and projects advance, it would lose in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Reuters reported: "China has won the Artificial Intelligence battle with the United States and is on its way to global domination thanks to its technological advances, as the former Pentagon Chief Software Officer told the Financial Times".

HHS AI strategy hinges on culture shift, knowledge exchange


It won't be in the Olympics anytime soon but Oki Mek considers artificial intelligence "a team sport." As the chief artificial intelligence officer for the Department of Health and Human Services, Mek may be a little biased, but as his agency works through its AI strategy -- released in January -- collaboration and knowledge exchange will be paramount. The strategy aims to promote AI adoption, and to ensure that algorithms are fair, legal and ethical. Three core pieces of the strategy are adoption and bringing the entire department up to speed on the language of AI; scaling best practices, and accelerated adoption. As for the first piece, Mek said culture change plays a pivotal role. "The main risks here is not AI itself, it's not the technology itself, it's more of a culture shift.

NATO to Adopt Its First Artificial Intelligence Strategy


NATO will adopt its first strategy on artificial intelligence and launch an innovation fund this week with the aim of investing $1 billion to "futureproof" the 30-nation security pact, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday. "We see authoritarian regimes racing to develop new technologies, from artificial intelligence to autonomous systems," Stoltenberg said at a news conference at the alliance's Brussels headquarters. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will join his NATO member counterparts Thursday in Brussels to formally approve the plans during two days of talks. Stoltenberg said he expects the new NATO fund to invest in emerging and disruptive technologies. New headquarters and test centers will be set up in both Europe and North America to support the effort, he said.

Former Pentagon official 'not surprised' by Chinese launch, says US is running out of time in AI race

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Nicolas Chaillan, who resigned as the Air Force chief software officer, warns of the'existential threat' China's technological advantages pose. The former chief software officer for the U.S. Air Force was "not surprised" by China's nuclear-capable rocket launch and warned that the U.S. "is running out of time" to catch up in the artificial intelligence race against China. "AI is so important to what's coming next in terms of innovation, but also in terms of weapons, quite honestly," Nicolas Chaillan told Fox News in an interview. China's expanding artificial intelligence and tech capabilities are "an existential threat to our kids and all our friendly nations' kids as well," he added. Chaillan served as the chief software officer in the Air Force for three years before announcing his resignation last month, criticizing the Pentagon's low prioritization of technological innovation on his way out.

AI tool pairs protein pathways with clinical side effects, patient comorbidities to suggest targeted Covid treatments


The symptoms and side effects of Covid-19 are scattered across a diagnostic spectrum. Some patients are asymptomatic or experience a mild immune response, while others report significant long-term illnesses, lasting complications, or suffer fatal outcomes. Three researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and one from Emory University are trying to help clinicians sort through these factors and spectrum of patient outcomes by equipping healthcare professionals with a new "decision prioritization tool." The team's new artificial intelligence-based tool helps clinicians understand and better predict which adverse effects their Covid-19 patients could experience, based on comorbidities and current side effects -- and, in turn, also helps suggest specific Food and Drug Administration-approved (FDA) drugs that could help treat the disease and improve patient health outcomes. The researcher's latest findings are the focus of a new study published October 21 in Scientific Reports.

US troops in Syria targeted with 'deliberate and coordinated' drone attack, no injuries reported

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on U.S. troops in Syria were targeted Thursday with a "deliberate and coordinated" drone attack, military officials told Fox News, saying that the U.S. has the "inherent right of self defense" and will "respond at a time and place of our choosing." Bill Urban confirmed that the al-Tanf Garrison area "was subjected to a deliberate and coordinated attack." "Based on initial reports, the attack utilized both unmanned aerial systems and indirect fire," Urban said.

Nixon's grim moon-disaster speech is a now a warning about the deepfake future


The entertainment industry has yet to regulate the use of deepfakes and voice cloning. On September 29, the Emmy for interactive documentary went to'In Event of Moon Disaster', a film that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create a fake video featuring former US President Richard Nixon. The film shows him delivering a speech that was prepared in case the Apollo 11 mission failed, leaving astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to die on the moon. The multimedia project was created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Advanced Virtuality, with a bit of help from a Ukrainian voice-cloning startup, Respeecher, which worked on Nixon's voice. The increasing scale of AI is raising the stakes for major ethical questions.

Solar Imaging Is Complicated, But AI Is Helping


NASA scientists are using artificial intelligence to calibrate photographs of the Sun to improve data for solar studies. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has been providing high-definition photos of the Sun for nearly a decade since its launch on February 11, 2010. The photos have offered an in-depth examination of a variety of solar phenomena. SDO's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) observes the Sun continuously and generates a lot of data about our Sun that has never been possible before. AIA degrades over time as a result of continual looking, and the data must be calibrated frequently.

Research Scientist (AI/ML Signal Processing)


Riverside Research is seeking a Research Scientist with a general background in machine learning and artificial intelligence and a focus on signal processing to join a dynamic, growth-focused Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Lab. The Lab performs research and development focused on providing solutions to the Defense and Intelligence Communities. As a key member of our Open Innovation Center, the research scientist will execute as well as assist in growing opportunities with government research organizations (e.g. DARPA, IARPA, service labs, etc.), perform on our corporate-wide Independent Research & Development (IR&D) efforts in artificial intelligence and machine learning, manage existing R&D contracts, and transition technology into our other business units. The Research Scientist will work with team members located in the Dayton OH, Washington DC, New York City, and Boston office locations while reporting to the Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Lab of the Open Innovation Center Business Unit.

Facebonk, Bacefook, Hellsite: Zuck, the internet has some suggestions

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Facebook is reportedly preparing to unveil a new name as the company seeks to rebrand, and the internet has already come through with some pointed suggestions. The plans, first reported by the Verge on Tuesday, comes at a time of upheaval for the company. In the last few months alone, Facebook has been served with a lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission, was the subject of a congressional hearing after a whistleblower revealed worrying internal practices at the company, and is facing a walkout of moderators over working conditions. Ideas for how to overhaul its toxic image followed swiftly after the news broke. Reporter Katie Notopoulos at Buzzfeed put forward a number of options: BookFace, MySpace, Facey McBookface, Definitely NOT Facebook, Hellsite, Oops We Facilitated Genocide, and The Good And Nice Company, Not At All Evil.